Kyle Naughton - Norwich

brendanb50

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Should we actually manage to qualify 3rd by some stroke of luck, look no further than Kyle Naughton.
RVP had a tap in yesterday to guarantee their position next year, pretty much an open goal, last minute of the game and our boy on loan pushed him over so the shot was scuffed wide!
I very much hope his thought process was 'Norwich are safe, this goal could kill Spurs, fuck it I'll risk the penalty and shove him!"
Think he's worthy of consideration for both full-back positions next season, as other people have already said. For us to keep these fringe players happy though, Harry needs to learn to rotate.
How we use the squad next year really is key.

Obviously Rose has stated more recently that he's been disappointed at not having more playing time, either with us or on loan.

Perhaps the option to bring back Naughton as cover for both RB/LB spots and Rose going on loan next season may be a plan. It's a tricky one though, as this puts Kyle in an awkward position going from regular football to a bit part role. Very hard to keep everyone happy.
 

MrWoolley

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Should we actually manage to qualify 3rd by some stroke of luck, look no further than Kyle Naughton.
RVP had a tap in yesterday to guarantee their position next year, pretty much an open goal, last minute of the game and our boy on loan pushed him over so the shot was scuffed wide!
I very much hope his thought process was 'Norwich are safe, this goal could kill Spurs, fuck it I'll risk the penalty and shove him!"
Think he's worthy of consideration for both full-back positions next season, as other people have already said. For us to keep these fringe players happy though, Harry needs to learn to rotate.
That was fantastic. I loved that it was Naughton who got away with it aswell :)
 

eddiebailey

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How we use the squad next year really is key.

Obviously Rose has stated more recently that he's been disappointed at not having more playing time, either with us or on loan.

Perhaps the option to bring back Naughton as cover for both RB/LB spots and Rose going on loan next season may be a plan. It's a tricky one though, as this puts Kyle in an awkward position going from regular football to a bit part role. Very hard to keep everyone happy.
If we are in the Champions League next season we will simply have to rotate more if we are to last the season, so if Naughton is first choice cover for both fullback spots he should get enough games. Agree that Rose badly news to go out on loan. Perhaps keep Smith as additional cover and blood him in the Carling Cup.
 

NickHSpurs

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Hopefully he's inspired by what Walker has achieved as well, they must be good pals, definitely think he has a part to play. I'd loan out Rose and keep Naughton next season.
 
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